20:35 Since hard-line welfare reforms in 2013, there have been 165,177 sanctions have been placed on beneficiary payments.
20:19 A Wendy's fast food outlet has ditched its bid to serve beers with its burgers in Christchurch.
17:07 A measles outbreak is spreading across Waikato, with 15 cases now confirmed and another 12 under investigation.
17:07 A Danish tourist who mistakenly shot a Whio - a rare and endangered native duck - has been ordered to pay $10,000.
16:07 A fire in Christchurch's Port Hills is believed to have been started by fireworks. Almost 20 hectares of vegetation was destroyed.
Wed, 08 Aug 2012
Valerie is the most organised person I have known in my life - Phil Gifford